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Humanitarian Protection in the Mexico and Central America: A State of Emergency
Protección humanitaria en México y Centroamérica: Estado de emergencia

Panel discussion to present the latest North and Central American Task Force on Migration report and recommendations, Humanitarian Protection in the Region: A State of Emergency

Thursday, July 15, 12:00–13:15 EDT / 09:00–10:15 PDT

The urgency of protection needs for migrants and asylum-seekers in Central America and Mexico, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and back-to-back hurricanes, requires comprehensive and coordinated regional responses supported by all countries in North and Central America.

Be sure to join this panel discussion with members of the North and Central American Task on Migration as they outline recommendations for concrete actions that can be taken immediately, even as efforts continue in the region to address the deeper and systemic causes of migration.

• Protection of women, children and other groups at greatest risk in Central America and Mexico
• Greater attention to internal displacement
• Strengthening asylum laws and capacity throughout the region
• Protecting migrants in transit

Speakers:
Introduction:
• Lloyd Axworthy, Chair, World Refugee & Migration Council, and former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
Panel:
• Mayu Brizuela de Avila, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, El Salvador
• Noah Bullock, Executive Director, Cristosal
• Elizabeth Ferris, Professor, Georgetown University, and Vice President of Research, World Refugee & Migration Council
• Ana Mercedes Saiz, Executive Director, Sin Fronteras
Conclusions:
• Andrew Selee, President, Migration Policy Institute
Moderator:
• Rafael Fernández de Castro, Director, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, UC San Diego

Este panel de discusión presentará el reporte y recomendaciones más reciente del Grupo de Trabajo de Centro y Norteamérica sobre Migración, titulado: Protección humanitaria en México y Centroamérica: Estado de emergencia

Jul 15, 2021 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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